National Alliance on Mental Illness Walk on May 22nd

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National Alliance on Mental Illness Walk on May 22nd

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will be hold a special virtual event on Saturday, May 22nd.

You can register for the fundraising event here. One hundred percent of funds raised will go to support NAMI MC’s free local mental health programs, resources, and services.

Join NAMI Montgomery County for its Virtual Event NAMIWalks Your Way: A United Day of Hope

Montgomery County, MD – Before the pandemic, in any given year, one in five people in the U.S. reported having a mental health condition. Mental health experts suggest the figure is now two in five, or even higher.

Every year, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, known locally as NAMI MC, brings together hundreds of people to raise mental health awareness and funds through NAMIWalks Montgomery County. This year due to COVID-19, NAMI MC is continuing its virtual NAMIWalks event. Across the U.S., many local NAMI organizations are joining together on Saturday, May 22 to participate in NAMIWalks Your Way: A United Day of Hope.

Anyone can participate in NAMIWalks Your Way by registering for the event at namiwalks.org/montgomerycounty and picking an activity of their choice, such as jumping rope, baking a cake, practicing yoga or walking with friends and family in the neighborhood—all while taking precautions to stay safe.

NAMIWalks Your Way Montgomery County will be joined by nearly 40 other NAMIWalks and hundreds of thousands of mental health supporters and advocates from across the country. Participants will share their activities on social media and follow NAMIWalks Your Way MC’s program on social media, which will include inspiring testimonials, mental health facts, team, participant and sponsor recognition, and more!

“It has been more than a year since the pandemic upended our lives with feelings of uncertainty, anxiety, and isolation,” according to Stephanie Rosen, NAMI MC Executive Director. “We have all been impacted in some way. Even as we are isolated geographically, we can be united in our common goal of Mental Health for All and ensure no one in our community feels alone.”

To join NAMIWalks Your Way: A United Day of Hope, visit namiwalks.org/montgomerycounty. There is no registration fee, but fundraising is encouraged. One hundred percent of funds raised support NAMI MC’s free local mental health programs, resources, and services.

NAMIWalks is supported across the country by National Partners Alkermes, Humana and Takeda Lundbeck, in addition to our generous local sponsors.

NAMI Montgomery County is part of the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

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